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By Ed Stoddard JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – The world’s largest gorilla sub-species has seen its population fall 77 percent over the past two decades, a trend linked to illegal mining for coltan, a key mineral used in the production of cell … Continue reading

Manipur: Environmental hammer hits illegal mining, labourers stare at job insecurity Description: The Thoubal River Conservation mittee approached the Manipur High Court demanding a ban on the exploitation of the Thoubal River. The court extended On the site, signs of illegal use of chemicals are obvious where open pools have been left untouched, those holes a clue of gold mining likely utilizing cyanide on this very site the week before, Ethiopia loses revenue worth $25-million a year due to for gold, the Ethiopian mines and energy ministry has revealed. Ministry spokesperson Getachew Tesfaye, reported that each Tags: illegal, mining, hits, ethopia, The Dangerous Effects of Illegal Destructive cases of across the world. In South America, the $2.4 billion gold industry has been destroying the Amazon and costing dozens of lives. In Peru, Bolivia, and Colombia, gold can be a subsistence activity, as is the case with artisanal , or it can belong to large-scale organized crime, spearheaded by syndicates. On an international level, approximately 80 percent of